Vol. 112 No. 29 • Thursday, July 11, 2013 • Silver Lake, MN 55381
Silver Lake Leader photo by Alyssa Schauer
On Tuesday afternoon, these two were
found pulling weeds in the garden.
Cousins Jackson Stifter and Tess Chap
were pulling weeds by hand after they
found the tiller didn’t work. No matter, they
were still smiling and enjoying their time
in the dirt.
Council discusses economic development with banker
By Alyssa Schauer
Matt Schuldt, interim presi-
dent at First Community Bank
in Silver Lake and Lester
Prairie, met with the Silver
Lake City Council last Mon-
day to discuss business reten-
tion in town and attraction
opportunities for new business
in Silver Lake.
“What exactly is starting at
‘ground zero.’ What are things
out there that banks can do to
help small business?” Mayor
Bruce Bebo asked.
Schuldt said the bank could
look at partnerships with cities
to help fund economic devel-
“We’ve been working with
the Casey’s gas station a lot in
Lester Prairie. We were trying
to push them off to Silver
Lake, but it was not a go. Sil-
ver Lake doesn’t fit their pop-
ulation criteria,” Schuldt said.
He added that the bank
could work with the economic
(EDA) to look at different op-
tions for financing businesses.
The Council discussed the
Marathon Station as an exam-
ple, and questioned Schuldt as
to what it could do for inter-
ested buyers in the station.
“A c-store (convenience
store) is a risky adventure, so
we would have to mitigate
risks for everybody involved.
We’d ask that the buyer better
have half the costs up front,”
The Council discussed help-
ing buyers with gaps in costs.
“Perhaps if they had 20 per-
cent and the bank needs 50
percent, we could help provide
for that gap,” Bebo said.
“As a bank, is 50 percent
sticking your neck out?” Bebo
asked. He also questioned
what 50 percent entails. “Is
that just for the site? Or the
business as a whole?”
“That 50 percent is strictly
in the building costs. Brick and
mortar. They’d still need to
cover inventory, fuel checks of
the existing pumps, etc. A va-
cant lot would be a much
cheaper adventure actually,”
Councilor Pat Fogarty asked
about costs to clean and vacate
the existing lot.
“Would it not be better to
split costs with the bank on
clearing the site,” Fogarty
Councilors also questioned
the delay and lack of contact
on Mid Country Bank’s end in
selling the property. Currently,
three offers have been made
but no information or contact
has been received from the
“The problem with the bank
is that it probably has a lot of
other properties its trying to
work out, and the Marathon
station is not a priority to
them,” Schuldt said.
“It’s been very difficult to
work with them in the last six
months. They are not respond-
ing to offers and the realtor is
not getting much out of them
either,” City Clerk Kerry Ve-
“Even looking beyond the
Marathon station, can we work
with the bank to develop some
sort of program to redevelop
Main Street in Silver Lake?”
Venier said the city can
spend money to “stimulate”
business but with “strings at-
tached” such as requiring that
the business employs an “x”
amount of people, and com-
mits to so many years in Silver
“This way, nobody can take
our money to start a business
in Silver Lake and then up and
leave after a couple of
months,” Venier said.
Bebo asked Schuldt if he
had any “expertise” in busi-
ness development. “Are we
going to the right source?”
“Yes, and I have contacts at
Mid Country. I can make con-
nections to push this
(Marathon station) through. I
am more than willing to take
some steps to find out where
this deal is at,” Schuldt said.
“That’d be great,” Venier
Bebo said he understands
that the city has to “look at the
big picture” in business devel-
opment, “but this is something
right in front of us. We should
put all of our energy into it,”
Schuldt agreed to revisit the
council in the future to con-
tinue to brainstorm business
development ideas for the city.
Work well under way
on new GSL addition
By Alyssa Schauer
The Glencoe-Silver Lake
School Board heard Monday
night that the Lincoln Junior
High building project was
“coming along nicely.”
The groundbreaking cere-
mony for the new Early Child-
addition to the Lincoln Junior
High building was held last
week, and district business
manager Michelle Sander told
the Board that although it
doesn’t appear that much is
getting done outside at the site,
“a lot of demolition is taking
Sander said the locker
rooms and rest rooms have
been “gutted out” and that the
light and power companies
have been doing some electri-
“It’s nice to see some action
taking place,” Sander said.
In other matters, the School
• Heard an administrator re-
port from Superintendent
Chris Sonju and learned that a
$2,500 donation from 3M was
received to make a robot for
the GSL robotics program led
by Mike Sundblad.
Sonju also reported that 85
kindergartners are registered
for the 2013-14 school year.
“Those are registrations
handed in, and we will see five
sections of kindergarten hap-
pening this fall,” Sonju said.
In Sonju’s report, he also
shared with the Board that he
is looking at a matching pro-
gram with Stevens Seminary
to get iPads “into the hands of
“It’s surprising how many
teachers already have iPads
but to be able to outfit all staff
is really exciting,” Sonju said.
Sonju added that Stevens
Seminary has contributed
“many dollars” to improve
student learning in the district
and “we are thankful for their
donations every year.”
Sonju also told the Board
that the district is working
with area schools and Rotary
clubs to put latrines in Zambia
for the upcoming school year.
• Accepted the bid of $4 per
column inch from McLeod
Publishing, Inc., through June
30, 2014, for legal notices in
the McLeod County Chronicle
and the Silver Lake Leader.
• Approved two-year agree-
ments with Ron Posusta of Po-
susta Bussing, LLC, and Gene
Piehl for the 2013-14 and
2014-15 school years.
• Renewed membership in
the Minnesota School Boards
Association (MSBA) from
July 1, 2013, through June 30,
2014, at a total cost of $5,787.
• Approved pay rates for the
community education staff, in-
cluding lifeguards, water
safety instruction, childcare
workers, Field House front
desk workers, umpires and ref-
erees, and youth recreation
and enrichment workers for
the 2013-14 school year.
• Heard there was an error in
the newly approved Panther
Field House membership fees.
Director Tina Schauer in-
formed the Board that the six-
month family membership
should be $240 or $40/month,
not $260 as had been ap-
The Board approved the
correction and set the Panther
Field House six-month family
membership fee at $240.
Board member Jamie Al-
sleben asked how often the
rate increases will be visited.
Board member Clark Chris-
tianson said that because a
Panther Field House advisory
committee now exists, they
will be revisited “yearly.”
Alsleben asked about the
members on the committee
and who can join. “I’m not
sure that as a board, we put out
an invitation to the public to
join the committee. I want to
make sure we put that infor-
mation out there,” Alsleben
“If more individuals are in-
terested, send them our way.
We’d love the participation,”
“I didn’t know anybody
could be on these committees.
Can someone join at any-
time?” board member Donna
“Yes,” Christianson said.
Alsleben asked about other
committees, including the Par-
ent Teacher Advisory commit-
tee and the Community
Education Advisory commit-
tee and Christianson said any-
one interested in any
committee is welcome to join.
• Heard a formal evaluation
of Sonju. Board member
Twiss reported that the person-
nel committee met with Sonju
and said “he continues to
demonstrate very good overall
By Alyssa Schauer
Winsted City Administrator
Brad Martens approached the
McLeod County Board re-
garding the solid waste agree-
ment at its meeting last
Tuesday, July 2.
Martens asked that the
Board consider townships
when discussing funding for
the yard waste program.
Martens said his “biggest
concern” with the 50/50 fund-
ing agreement between the
county and cities is the “re-
quired commitment from the
cities with no commitment
from the county.”
“I’d really like to see where
cities can budget for this,”
He said the county moving
from 100 percent funding to
50/50 funding leaves some
cities with nearly $2,000 to
“pick up in added costs.
“I’d just like to make sure
we’re involved with this
process,” Martens said about
the yard waste discussion.
He said it is a “really impor-
tant program for the city of
Winsted,” but that townships
are also benefitting from the
program without “paying a
“I just want to make sure
that is part of your conversa-
tion (when making deci-
sions),” Martens said.
In other matters, the Board:
• Approved a detour agree-
ment with the Minnesota De-
partment of Transportation
(MnDOT) for the use of
County State Aid Highways
(CSAH) 7, 18 and 115 in con-
junction with the Trunk High-
way 15 (TH 15) roundabout
construction. The estimated re-
imbursement to the county is
• Increased the design agree-
ment with WSB & Associates
for the TH 15/CSAH 115 by
an additional $4,500.
County Highway Engineer
John Brunkhorst said this in-
crease is due to the “extra time
and materials of the intersec-
tion control evaluation that
was not included in the origi-
nal scope of work.”
The Board also approved an
increase in the design agree-
ment with Erickson Engineer-
ing for the South Grade Bridge
for an additional $5,000 to
cover extra time and materials
not included in the original
scope of work, including a
concrete stairway, two timber
railings and one concrete rail-
ing, and rootwad and skyhook
designs for a fish habitat.
• Approved a bid for
$551,862.50 from Structural
Specialties, Inc., in Hutchin-
son, for the South Grade
bridge replacement project.
• Purchased needed CPR
equipment to provide CPR
classes to county employees at
a total cost of $5,848.25.
• Approved the PACT Fam-
ily Home Visitor grant with
the public health department
for $15,000 for each of the two
years from July 1, 2013,
through June 30, 2015.
• Purchased a Ricoh color
from Metro Sales, Inc., for the
auditor/treasurer department at
a cost of $22,141.29 with
funding coming from the des-
ignated capital assets account.
• Approved the purchase of
an automated time card system
from RT Vision for a total cost
of $33,561.87 with funding
from the capital assests ac-
• Approved a permit for out-
door fireworks on July 13
from 9:45 p.m. to 10:45 p.m.
for Flashing Thunder Fire-
works shooting from AWI
Manufacturing in Winsted for
a non-profit event.
• Approved out-of-state
travel costs for a sheriff’s de-
tective to attend Crimes
Against Children training in
Dallas, Texas, from Aug. 12-
15, for a total cost of $465 for
training, $113 per night of
lodging, airfare between $300
and $400, and any per diem
costs with funding coming
from the sheriff’s budget.
• Approved the 2013 school
health agreement between
McLeod County Public Health
and Glencoe-Silver Lake
School District for summer
Administrator: Townships should be included in program costs
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Registration for Lions fifth-
and sixth-grade football is set
for Thursday, Aug. 1, from 9
a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Hutchin-
son Recreation Center.
The team will play in either
the lightweight or heavy-
When registering, indicate if
you are a Silver Lake Lions
Players are responsible for
$25 of the $50 registration fee.
The Silver Lake Lions will
pay $25 for each player at the
end of the season.
Equipment pick-up (helmets
and pads) is set for Thursday,
Aug. 22, at 7 p.m., at the
Hutchinson Recreation Center.
Players are to provide their
own football pants and
footwear (tennis shoes or soc-
cer shoes). Football pants will
be for sale at the recreation
center for $25 and mouth-
guards for $1 during equip-
The coaches are Gary
Kosek and Brian Mikolichek,
and a coaches’ meeting is set
for Thursday, Aug. 22, at 8
p.m., at the recreation center.
The Silver Lake Lions rep-
resentative is Dan Tschim-
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Health board meeting today
The Meeker-McLeod-Sibley Community Health Serv-
ices will hold its quarterly community health board meet-
ing today (Thursday, July 11), from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. This
meeting will be held in the large meeting room at the
McLeod County Solid Waste Management facility in
Hutchinson. The meeting is open to the public.
Legion meeting set Monday
The Silver Lake American Legion Post 141 will hold its
monthly meeting on Monday, July 15, at 7 p.m., at the Sil-
ver Lake Legion.
County seniors meet July 17
The McLeod County senior citizens potluck picnic will
be held Wednesday, July 17, at noon, in the Glencoe City
Center. Please bring a dish to share. The meeting will fol-
low and the oldest lady and the oldest man, who haven’t
held the title previously, will be crowned queen and king
for a day. The city center is handicapped accessible. Enter
through the east door. Cards will follow the meeting.
Come for an afternoon of fun and prizes.
Kingdom Rock VBS slated
Members and friends of the Grace Bible Church in Sil-
ver Lake invite kids ages 3 and up to Kingdom Rock va-
cation Bible school to be held July 15-19 from 6:30 p.m.
to 9:10 p.m. each day. Kingdom Rock is filled with Bible
learning, crafts, team building games, Bible songs, and
tasty treats. There is a cost for the entire week per child
with a family maximum. There also is an adult class.
Grace Bible Church is located in Silver Lake at 300 Cleve-
land St., next to the city water tower. For more information
call Beth at 320-327-2266, or the church office at 320-327-
Legion picnic set July 21
On Sunday, July 21, the Silver Lake Legion is hosting
its annual picnic at noon in the back room of the Legion.
All Legion and Auxiliary, Sons of the American Legion
and Junior Auxiliary members are invited to attend. Re-
freshments and meat will be provided for the meal.
Fall citywide garage sales
The Silver Lake fall citywide garage sale dates are set
for Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Aug. 22-24. Watch up-
coming issues of the Leader for more information.
Senior dining birthday party
The Silver Lake senior dining site is hosting its July
birthdays celebration on Tuesday, July 16. The menu in-
cludes roast pork, whole potatoes, buttered cabbage, bread
with margarine and rosy applesauce. There will be bingo.
Call Manager Pearl Branden at 320-327-2621 to order.
Music in the Park resumes
Music in the Park will resume tonight (Thursday, July
11), in the Legion Park in Silver Lake. The Mariners’ Club
at Faith Presbyterian Church will serve a barbequed pork
sandwich meal, complete with chips, pickle, beverage and
dessert, beginning at 6 p.m. Alice and the Ol’ Boys will
perform at 7 p.m. Bring your lawn chair and come for an
evening of food, music and prizes.
White Squirrel Fest July 14
The Plato Lions Club is hosting the annual White Squir-
rel Festival on Sunday, July 14, at Plato City Park. There
will be an omelet brunch, a community church service,
silent auction, duck races and a baseball game between the
Plato Blue Jays and Winsted. The Hutchinson Clown Club
will be on site and hamburgers and hot dogs will be served.
Proceeds go to local projects.
job performance as the super-
“His sound, fiscal manage-
ment and tireless work ethic
are assets to the district and he
remains focused on connecting
will all Pre-K to 12th-grade
students,” Twiss said.
She said the Board also “ap-
preciates the collaboration
with Sonju’s administrative
team in remaining focused on
improving student achieve-
ment and standardized test
“The Board is appreciative
of his fine work the past six
years and we look forward to
collaboratively working with
Mr. Sonju on long-range facil-
ity planning, continuing the
upward trend of student
and keeping an overall balance
in the quality of Pre-K to 12th-
grade educational curriculum,”
• Accepted donations from:
State Farm Insurance for the
FFA National Convention,
$500; New Auburn VFW Post
7266 for the band for Memo-
rial Day, $500;
First Minnesota Bank for
the FFA National Convention,
$50; Glencoe Co-op for FFA,
$50; Glencoe VFW Post 5102
for the band on Memorial Day,
$100 and a refrigerator from
Dave and Sally Davis for Lin-
coln Junior High.
• Hired Chelsea Lindeman
as the full-time physical edu-
cation teacher at Helen Baker.
She will replace Mike Cod-
dington, who resigned.
The Board also accepted the
resignation of Ashleigh Moel-
ter as the head gymnastics
School Board Continued from page 1
Silver Lake Leader photo by Alyssa Schauer
Grove Avenue construction still going
The Grove Avenue construction is still going. Al Hahn,
resident representative for the project, informed the Silver
Lake City Council at its quarterly meeting last Monday
evening that construction is four days behind due to the
recent rain events. To catch up on work and get back on
schedule, Hahn said crews have been working Saturdays
also. The project is expected to be finished in the early
Lions 5th-, 6th-grade
football registration set
The Silver Lake American
Legion Post 141 is hosting a
ceremonial disposal of unser-
viceable flags prior to Music
in the Park on Thursday, July
18, beginning at 5 p.m.
The ceremony will take
place in the Legion Park. Any-
one having worn, torn flags
they would like to dispose of,
please leave them off at the
Legion Club or bring them to
the ceremony that evening.
The public is invited to ob-
serve the ceremony.
Senior Nutrition Site
Monday — Tator-tot casserole,
green beans, peaches, bread with
margarine, bar, low-fat milk.
Tuesday — Roast pork, whole
potatoes, buttered cabbage, bread
with margarine, rosy applesauce,
Wednesday — Lasagna, Cali-
fornia-blend vegetables, lettuce
salad with dressing, garlic bread
with margarine, pudding, low-fat
Thursday — Ginger-citrus
chicken, rice, fruit, mixed vegeta-
bles, cake, low-fat milk.
Friday — Meaty beef stew with
carrots and potatoes, cole slaw,
breadstick with margarine, fruit
cobbler, low-fat milk.
Silver Lake Leader, Thursday, July 11, 2013 — Page 3
Junior Royalty Entry Form
Ages 7-11, boys or girls
Parents’ names: ____________________________
Phone: ________________________Age: ______
Mail to: Joan Paulson
22202 Lace Ave.
Silver Lake, MN 55381
by July 20
Judging night will be
Tuesday, July 23
at the Silver Lake Auditorium.
Call Joan at 320-327-2800 with any questions.
for a Day
Silver Lake Royalty
invites all girls of Silver Lake
(ages of 5 to 15)
to come join us for a Day of Fun!
All we ask you to bring is
your smile, and a pretty dress.
Sun., July 21 • 2 p.m.
Silver Lake Auditorium
Mini Coronation and Royal Ball for parents @ 3:30 p.m. upstairs.
We also would like each of our Special Princesses to join us,
wearing their crowns in the Pola-Czesky Parade Sun., Aug. 4 at 1 p.m.
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Pat on July 10
I love holiday work weeks.
Sure, Monday and Tuesday of
last week were stressful with
everyone hustling and bustling
to send three papers to press in
one day due to the Fourth of
July holiday, but having the
rest of the week off was well
And so do you know what I
did with those rare non-work-
ing days? I headed up to the
North Shore again and spent
time deep in the woodlands of
Superior National Forest near
For the last five summers,
my best friend Sarah and I
have planned annual weekend
hiking trips along the coast of
Usually, we set up a tent on
the shore of Lake Superior,
north of Grand Marais, and if
the weather is clear, we roll
out our sleeping bags right on
shore and sleep under the
For the first time in five
years, it rained in the evening,
so we had to give up our starry
In the last couple of years,
our camping has become
pretty relaxed — we plan our
meals off the menus of
Hughie’s Taco House, Sven
and Ole’s Pizza, and World’s
Best Donuts in Grand Marais,
and for snacks, we make a few
purchases from the local gro-
This arrangement keeps us
from worrying about keeping
the meat and produce cool,
hoisting a bear pack, and
building campfires for cook-
Some might say we are
“urban campers,” driving to
our camping site and eating
take-out all weekend, but now
we have more time to explore
the north woods, and that’s
just what we did.
On our way up the North
Shore on Friday, we stopped at
Palisade Head, which is a
large cliff formation overlook-
ing Lake Superior, waded
through the pooling water be-
neath the Cross River water-
fall, and hiked up Oberg
Mountain to admire those
lush, scenic vistas.
On Saturday, we headed up
the Gunflint Trail and nearly
fell into Canada as we clawed
our way through the thick
brush of the woods along the
Caribou Rock Trail.
This trail is pretty well-
maintained, but there was a
side trail leading to Moss Lake
campsite that we wanted to ex-
plore, and that path was
slightly less used.
But, my north woods confi-
dence took over and I just
headed straight into the bright
green brush, through poky
buckthorn and over fallen
trees. We ended up on the
swampy side of Moss Lake,
50 feet from the campsite.
After a few chugs from the
water bottle, we headed back
into the woods and found the
“helpful” red arrow on a fallen
tree that lead to the correct
path to the campsite.
For all that bushwhacking
through the woods, you’d
think we would have con-
tracted poison ivy or poison
oak, encountered a snake or
two, maybe even a black bear,
and definitely a few ticks.
We were lucky to have only
been bitten by Minnesota’s
most wild animal, the mos-
One of my most favorite
things about hiking in the
north woods is that there are
hardly any people around, so
you can enjoy the songs of the
singing birds, the buzzing of
the pesky flies, and the breath-
taking, mountainous views,
without any disruption.
And you can pretty much go
to the bathroom wherever you
want. I absolutely love that
fact, but found this weekend I
may be a little too comfortable
with that when a hiker and a
barking dog had the rare op-
portunity of seeing a full moon
On Sunday, Sarah and I
started to pack up the campsite
and gather our belongings to
head home. I had to use the
bathroom and like I always do
when I’m in the woods, I just
popped a squat near a tree
when the shrill barking of a
white Husky and the sight of
an older man in hiking boots
100 feet away sent my pants
back up and put a little red in
my cheeks — the ones on my
I let out an embarrassed
chuckle and moved deeper
into the woods for more pri-
vacy. I’ll have to remember to
do that on next year’s camping
trip so I don’t end up with any
“indecent exposure” citations
on my record.
Moon shines bright in north woods
The Travel Section
By Alyssa Schauer
75 YEARS AGO - JULY 16, 1938 - The an-
nual Independent District No. 38 school elec-
tion will be held on Tuesday, July 19, at the
public school with polls opening at 7:30 p.m.
and remaining open for one hour as prescribed
by law. Dr. T.J. Trutna, chairman of the board,
and Richard Penaz, whose terms expire, are
slated for re-election as no other filings have
been made. Of special interest is the steady re-
duction in bonded indebtedness of the district
with only seven unpaid bonds totaling $16,300.
The district completes the year with a cash bal-
ance of $4,440.23.
Hakel’s Garage has Goodyear tires and tubes.
The Quality Food Store, Joseph Lowy propri-
etor, is holding an I.G.A. 5 and 10¢ Sale. Some
of the specials include: 30 oz. can 18K pork and
beans, 10¢; sauerkraut, 14 oz. can 5¢; Cracker
Jacks, 3 for 10¢; crushed or sliced pineapple, 2
20 oz. cans 27¢; Blue G coffee, cup and saucer
with each lb., 23¢ lb.; 15 lb. crate apricots, 99¢;
Sunkist lemons, 29¢ doz.
50 YEARS AGO - JULY 11, 1963 - Otto
Stritesky won the TV awarded by the Silver
Lake Legion Post 141.
S/Sgt and Mrs. John Picha and family are
moving to Washington, D.C., where he will be
employed in the Pentagon.
Steve Nemec, son of Mr. and Mrs. George
Nemec, left Tuesday morning for Fort Leonard
Wood, Mo., where he will get his six-months
training with the National Guard. Pvt. Roger
Shaur, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Shaur, is sta-
tioned at Fort Sill, Okla. Gary T. Nowak, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Nowak, has been pro-
moted to PFC.
Dennis Navratil, son of Mr. and Mrs. John
Navratil, has been admitted to the William
Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul.
Kenneth Christenson, 24, died in a tragic con-
struction accident at Glencoe Friday morning
when a huge bucket of a digging machine top-
pled on him. Funeral services were held on
Monday morning at St. Anastasia School,
Frank Uherka, 69, passed away on Saturday,
July 6, at his home in Hopkins. Funeral services
were held on Tuesday at the John Hus Presby-
terian Church, Hopkins.
Mrs. LeRoy (Magdalen Slanga) Kohls, 41,
passed away on Thursday, July 4, at the
Hutchinson Hospital. Funeral services were
held on Monday, July 8, at 9 o’clock at the
Church of St. Adalbert.
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Mallak were married
on July 5 at Mendota Heights.
Danella Opela and Mark Dandurand were
married on Saturday, June 29, at St. Lawrence
Catholic Church in Minneapolis.
A stillborn son was born to Mr. and Mrs.
Floyd Lhotka on July 6.
Daughters were born to Mr. and Mrs.
Clemens Blazinski on July 5, Mr. and Mrs.
Francis Kaminsky on July 6, Mr. and Mrs.
Willard (Patricia Nowak) Lueck on July 1, and
Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Stifter on July 2.
25 YEARS AGO - JULY 14, 1988 - On July
3, the Silver Lake Kiddie Pool was opened as
J&J Construction of Paynesville completed the
15x16-foot wading pool. The pool is located
next to the large outdoor pool and cost a total of
$8,490. The Kiddie Pool was completely paid
for with donations.
Pola-Czesky 1988 will have something new
with a huge tent located in the Silver Lake Au-
ditorium parking lot instead of at the softball
field. The tent will house the Lions chicken din-
ners, Silver Lake Sportsmen’s Club hamburg-
ers, and the beer stand.
Asier Onainia, foreign exchange student at
Silver Lake Public School, left on Thursday to
return to his homeland of Mungia, Spain. He
had spent the school year at the home of Gerald
and Shirley Kasella, his host parents.
On Sunday, July 10, shortly after noon, the
Silver Lake Fire Department was called to the
Frank Mobley farm, 2
⁄2 miles south of Silver
Lake on County Road 2, to extinguish a fire in
a storage shed. Marie Baune, 79, mother of Mrs.
Tom Condon, passed away on June 23 at the
Redwood Falls Hospital. Funeral services were
held on June 27 at St. Anne’s Church, Wabasso.
Florence Socher, 88, passed away on Satur-
day, July 9, at the St. Theresa Nursing Home in
Minneapolis. Funeral services were held on
Tuesday, July 12, at 10:30 a.m., from St. Joseph
Church, Silver Lake.
Henry Schultz, 72, passed away on Thursday,
July 7, at the Hutchinson Hospital. Funeral serv-
ices were held on Monday, July 11, at 10:30
a.m., from the St. Joseph Church.
Chester Smykalski, 76, passed away on Sun-
day, July 10, at the Methodist Hospital, St.
Louis Park. Funeral services were held on
Wednesday, July 13, at 10:30 a.m., from the St.
The public is invited to attend the wedding
dance honoring Ralph Posusta and Mona Tiegs
on Saturday, July 16, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at
the Silver Lake Auditorium.
An open house 25th wedding anniversary
honoring Harlan and Arliss Mielke will be held
on Sunday, July 17, from 2-5 p.m., at the Esther
Slanga home in Silver Lake.
Sons were born to Hilary and Marilyn
(Chrast) Scheffler on June 18, Steve and Louise
(Nowak) Jensen on June 16, and Kurt and
Shirley (Paul) Luhmann on June 23.
Down Memory Lane
Compiled by Margaret Benz
By Alyssa Schauer
After a few years of discus-
sion, the McLeod County
Board finally moved forward
at its Tuesday, July 2, meeting
on the construction of a new
vehicle storage facility east of
Silver Lake at a cost of $1.291
Highway Engineer John
Brunkhorst said five bids were
received for the project. The
low bid was $1.208 million
and the high bid was $1.484
“Ram General Contracting,
Inc., of Winsted was the low
bid, and the highway depart-
ment recommends awarding
the project to them,” Brunk-
He added that there were six
alternates attached with the
bids regarding translucent
window panels, concrete ma-
sonry walls, break
room/locker room ceilings, an
exterior canopy, metal lockers
and galvanized steel frame
“The alternate was to elimi-
nate the translucent window
panels, but we recommend
keeping them because we
should realize an energy sav-
ings provided by the natural
light,” Brunkhorst said.
Regarding the second alter-
nate of the concrete walls,
Brunkhorst said the base bid
was “poured concrete walls,
and the alternate was concrete
“The concrete block walls
would have cost an extra
$2,500. We recommended the
poured walls,” Brunkhorst
The project also is saving
$5,000 by looking into
cheaper alternatives for the
The alternate for the break
room/locker room ceilings
was to paint the exposed struc-
ture, but Brunkhorst recom-
mended staying with the base
bid, which consisted of
acoustic tile ceiling.
The removing of the exte-
rior canopy from the building
also was an option, but Brunk-
horst recommended keeping it
because not only is it “aesthet-
ically pleasing,” but he said it
provides protection over the
entry door and some shade for
The final alternate specifica-
tion for the base bid included
“hot dipped galvanized steel
frame columns,” and Brunk-
horst recommended staying
with the base bid of primed
and painted columns.
Brunkhorst said the facility
construction costs total $1.203
million, less the metal lockers,
from Ram Contracting.
“Is that all-inclusive then?
Electricity and plumbing,
etc.?” Commissioner Ron Shi-
“Correct. That’s all of the
construction, only it doesn’t
include the costs of the septic
system,” Brunkhorst said.
He said he received four or
five quotes for the septic sys-
tem. “Most say that will cost
between $10,000 and $15,000,
so we estimated on the higher
end,” Brunkhorst said.
The total cost for the engi-
neering and architectural fees
to date is $63,000, and an ad-
ditional $10,000 is estimated
for the construction engineer-
ing fees, for a total project cost
of $1.291 million.
“This project has been a
long time coming. I always
said if it’s over $1.2 million I
wouldn’t approve, but it’s
close enough,” Commissioner
Paul Wright said.
Brunkhorst said that extra
$91,000 will be paid 50/50 be-
tween highway department
capital funds and general re-
The Board also discussed
options for the Silver Lake and
Lester Prairie highway depart-
ment shops after the new facil-
ity is complete.
“The Silver Lake City
Council is interested in the Sil-
ver Lake facility, and there are
potential agreements to dis-
cuss that option,” Brunkhorst
He said he hasn’t heard
from the city of Lester Prairie,
but “I heard Bergen Township
is also interested in the Lester
Prairie facility,” Brunkhorst
Bergen Township represen-
tative Francis Burch said the
township is interested in up-
grading its town hall site and
looking at options to relocate.
“We’re looking pretty hard
at expanding our present site,”
Nies asked Brunkhorst for a
layout of the facilities. He said
there has been discussion on
using the Lester Prairie site for
recycling efforts, and he is cu-
rious if the county and poten-
tial buyers could share the lot.
He said more information
could be gathered by August,
but Burch said, “That might be
He said a township meeting
is set for September, at which
the board will discuss options
and present construction costs
to voters. “There are a lot of
variables to look at,” Burch
Wright asked Burch about
the amount of interest in the
Burch said the township has
looked into building a new fa-
cility, too. “It’s all part of the
discussion. The present build-
ing is a little bit small for us,”
He said the township would
compare costs of upgrading
the current facility site to the
costs of building new.
“We’ll review this as soon
as possible as to the needs the
county may have there. I don’t
want to see us having to buy
something in the future,” Nies
“We should find a use for
them before winter, unless we
can find a way to winterize
them,” Wright said.
“I agree or they’ll be a bur-
den on our checkbook,” Nies
County Board awards bid
on new maintenance shed
The Silver Lake Senior Cit-
izens Club met on Monday,
July 8, at the Silver Lake Au-
Vice President Margaret
Benz called the meeting to
order, followed by the pledge
to the flag. There were 29
July birthdays were Alice
Carol Totusek and Margaret
Benz. July anniversaries were
Clarence and Ann Juncewski.
Benz reminded the club of
the July 17 county quarterly
meeting and potluck picnic at
the Glencoe City Center, start-
ing at noon. Members are to
bring a dish to pass.
The club received a dona-
tion of $200 from the Silver
Lake Knights of Columbus
Council No. 1841.
Judy and LeRoy Penas vol-
unteered to work at the
McLeod County Fair in Au-
gust. A card was sent to Mil-
ton and Alice Carol Totusek.
The lunch committee for
the Aug. 12 meeting are
Bernie and Laura Kaczmarek
and Mary Ann Mallak.
31 winners: Alma Ogitzak
and Mercedes Nowak.
500 winners: Tony Victo-
rian, Mary Jaskowiak, Donald
Benz, Judy Penas, Joanne Vic-
torian, Clarence Juncewski,
Alice Carol Totusek, LeRoy
Penas, Ben Lewandowski,
and Marcella Pokornowski.
The next meeting is Mon-
day, Aug. 12, at 1 p.m.
met July 8
The McLeod County Relay
For Life, along with the Amer-
ican Cancer Society, will host
a survivors’ dinner on Thurs-
day, July 18, at Christ The
King Lutheran Church in
Hutchinson. Registration be-
gins at 5:30 p.m. with the meal
following at 6 p.m. Nichole
Adler will be speaking on
“Refining the Reflections of
Your Heart.” If you are a can-
cer survivor and are interested
in attending the dinner and
program, please contact Angie
Lawson at 507-380-4071.
The board of directors of the
McLeod Emergency Food
Shelf finalized plans to move
the food shelf site in Hutchin-
son to a larger building in the
Currently the food shelf is at
105 Second Ave. SW and has
about 1,200 square feet di-
vided in seven rooms. Some-
time in August, the Hutchinson
site will be relocated to 498
Highway 7 E and into a 3,300-
“The board took this action
to accommodate the unprece-
dented growth of the food
shelf usage,” said Lloyd
Graupmann, secretary of the
“Just two years ago, the
Glencoe and Hutchinson sites
distributed 272,045 pounds of
food, but by 2012, the total
distributed jumped 69 percent
to 460,312 pounds of food,”
Likewise, he said, the num-
ber of individuals served was
9,710 in 2010 and jumped 46
percent to 14,200 in 2012.
“To put this into perspective
of how large this is for
McLeod County, this is the
equivalent to every person in
14,100) receiving over 30
pounds of food from the food
shelf,” Graupmann said.
He said goals in changing
Hutchinson locations are “to
improve client safety when
parking; allow for more refrig-
eration and storage to extend
the usable life of the food re-
ceived; get more bulk ship-
ments of discounted food from
Second Harvest Heartland;
and eliminate repetitive work
by our great staff of volun-
Graupmann said the board
thanks all who have donated
and volunteered at the food
“It is our hope that you will
continue to offer both your
time and financial or food do-
nations at either the Glencoe or
Hutchinson site,” Graupmann
To volunteer or to drop off
donations, contact the Glencoe
staff at 320-864-2088 or the
Hutchinson staff at 320-587-
The Glencoe site will con-
tinue at its current location of
808 E. 12th St.
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Hubert Harold Haeken-
kamp, 73, of rural Winsted,
died Teusday, July 2, 2013.
A Mass of Christian burial
was held Monday, July 8, at
Holy Trinity Catholic Church
as the cele-
s a n d r a
H u r d ,
Haekenkamp, Amber Haeken-
kamp, Krista Hurd and Kayla
Casket bearers were Jeremy
Pouliot, Jessica Hacken-
mueller, Jake Pouliot,
Nicholas Dahlheimer, An-
thony Dahlheimer, Tim
Pouliot, Jesse Johnson and Va-
Interment with military rites
followed the funeral at Holy
Hubert Haekenkamp was
born to Hubert and Eleanore
(LaMott) Haekenkamp in
He honorably served his
country in the U.S. Army.
On June 6, 1959, he was
united in marriage to Judith A.
Peterson at St. Anastasia
Catholic Church in Hutchin-
son. God blessed their mar-
riage with five children.
Mr. Haekenkamp was a life-
long farmer in Winsted Town-
ship, McLeod County, giving
his life to his farm, which was
in his family for generations.
He was a strong, proud family
He was a faithful member of
Holy Trinity Catholic Church
in Winsted and the Knights of
Columbus Council 8253. He
also belonged to the Silver
Lake American Legion Post
141. He was a long-time mem-
ber of the National Rifle Asso-
ciation (NRA) and was a
proud American with strong
Mr. Haekenkamp is sur-
vived by his loving wife of 54
yeras, Judith A. Haekenkamp;
children, Theresa (Corey)
Eiynck of Ramsey, Christine
Pouliot of Big Lake, Paul
(Vanessa) Haekenkamp of
Hutchinson, Jeff (Bonnie)
Haekenkamp of Savage and
Machelle (Randy) Hurd of
Jessica (Vince) Hacken-
mueller, Nicholas (Emily)
Dahlheimer, Anthony (Stacie)
Dahlheimer, Jeremy (JaNeen)
Pouliot, Jacob (Sarah) Pouliot,
Timothy (Lyndsey) Pouliot,
Jesse (Naomi) Johnson, Va-
lerie Haekenkamp, Christo-
pher Haekenkamp, Amber
Hurd, Krista Hurd and Kayla
Hurd; 12 great-grandchildren;
siblings, Agnes Kautz of Sil-
ver Lake, Mary Ann Mallak of
Silver Lake and Marlys
(Clarence) Carlson of Maple
Lake; sister-in-law, Maxine
Haekenkamp of Winsted;
brother-in-law, Harold Kegler
of Brooklyn Park; sisters-in-
law, Bernice Miller of Cokato,
Mavis Welch Schillinger of
Mesa, Ariz., Deannie Navratil
of Silver Lake and Janet (Don)
Bergerson of Plymouth; and
many other relatives and
He was preceded in death
by his parents, Hubert L. and
Eleanore (LaMott) Haeken-
kamp; brother, Edwin Haeken-
kamp; brother-in-law, Emil
Kautz; sister, Eleanore Kegler;
brothers-in-law, Robert Mal-
lak and Loren Monson; par-
ents-in-law, Anton and Elvera
Peterson; brothers and sisters-
in-law, Marvin Peterson, Betty
and Harold Welch, Wilber
Miller, Donald Welch, Cub
Schillinger, Fern and Floyd
Servin, James Navratil and
The Chilson Funeral Home
in Winsted served the family.
Online condolences may be
made at www.chilsonfuneral-
Hubert H. Haekenkamp, rural Winsted
Dorothy Frances Mifek, 99,
of Silver Lake, died Tuesday,
June 25, 2013, at Glencoe Re-
gional Health Services long-
term care facility.
A Mass of
Ch r i s t i a n
June 28, at
was in St.
J o s e p h
Cemetery. Pallbearers were
her great-grandsons, Bryan
Posusta, Brent Posusta, Tyler
Posusta, Nicholas Posusta,
Jesse Posusta, Nathan Posusta,
Justin Posusta and Trevor Po-
Dorothy Frances Telecky
was born April 7, 1914, in
McLeod County, to William
and Frances Mikesh Telecky.
She attended Komensky
She was a nanny for the Hu-
drechek family, and was a pro-
prietor of a café in downtown
Mrs. Mifek enjoyed fishing
and gardening. She also en-
joyed cooking and once
worked at Lindy’s Café in
Glencoe. She made great fried
chicken, sugar cookies, pies
Mrs. Mifek was a very lov-
ing and giving person and a
very hard worker. She espe-
cially enjoyed spending time
with her family and sharing
her life stories. She had a very
She lived in her own home
until age 97. She was a faithful
member of Holy Family
Catholic Church in Silver
Survivors include her
daughter, Avis (Anthony) Po-
susta of Silver Lake; five
grandsons, Ron (Brenda) Po-
susta, Mike (Wanda) Posusta,
Ralph (Mona) Posusta, Jim
(Chris) Posusta and Roger
(Sandy) Posusta; 12 great-
grandchildren Bryan (Daina),
Brent (Molly), Tyler (and
friend Ashlynd), Nick (and fi-
ancé Roseann), Jesse, Candace
(and fiancé Chad), Nathan,
Miranda, Justin, Shauna,
Rachael and Trevor; six great-
Brittin, Kinley, Levi, Destiny
and Gabriella; a sister, Mari-
etta Jarcho of Cottonwood;
other relatives and friends.
Preceding her in death were
husbands, Joe Reml on Nov. 4,
1959, and Ted Mifek on Oct.
4, 1978; a grandson, Larry Po-
susta; her parents, William and
Frances Telecky; and an infant
The Maresh Funeral Home
in Silver Lake served the fam-
ily. Online condolences may
be made at www.mareshfuner-
Dorothy F. Mifek, 99, of Silver Lake
GRACE BIBLE CHURCH
300 Cleveland Ave.,
Dr. Tom Rakow, Pastor
Sat., July 13 — Men’s Bible
study, 7 a.m.; women’s Bible
study, 9 a.m.
Sun., July 14 — “First Light”
radio broadcast on KARP 106.9
FM, 7:30 a.m.; pre-service prayer
time, 9:15 a.m.; worship service,
9:30 a.m.; Sunday school for all
ages, 10:35 a.m.; open shooting
for Centershot graduates, 11:45
a.m.; vacation Bible school set-
up, 6 p.m.
Mon. - Fri., July 15-19 — Va-
cation Bible school, 6:30 p.m.-
Sat., July 20 — Men’s Bible
study, 7 a.m.; women’s Bible
study, 9 a .m.; Silver Lake royalty
Sun., July 21 — “First Light”
radio broadcast on KARP 106.9
FM, 7:30 a.m.; pre-service prayer
time, 9:15 a.m.; worship service
with communion, 9:30 a.m.; Sun-
day school for all ages, 10:35
a.m.; open shooting for Center-
shot graduates, 11:45 a.m.; Grace
Bible Church Outdoor Club, fly
rod casting, 2 p.m.
Dial-A-Bible Story, 320-327-
108 W. Main St.,
Mark Ford, Pastor
Carol Chmielewski, CLP
Office hours: Tuesdays,
Wednesdays, Thursdays from
1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Sun., July 14 — Communion
worship service with fellowship
to follow, 10 a.m.
CHURCH OF THE HOLY
700 W. Main St.,
Anthony Stubeda, Pastor
Thurs., July 11 — Mass at
Cedar Crest, 10:30 a.m.
Fri., July 12 — Mass, 8 a.m.
Sat., July 13 — Reconciliation,
5:30 p.m.; Mass, 6:30 p.m.
Sun., July 14 — Mass, 8 a.m.;
AFC Mission Group picnic at Le-
gion Park, 6 p.m.; Mass, 8 p.m.
Mon., July 15 — No Mass.
Tues., July 16 — Mass, 8 a.m.;
eucharistic adoration, 8:30 a.m.;
KC meeting, 7 p.m.
Wed., July 17 — Mass, 5 p.m.
Thurs., July 18 — Mass at
Cedar Crest, 10:30 a.m.; meet and
greet at The Pines in Hutchinson,
Fri., July 19 — Mass, 8 a.m.
Sat., July 20 — Reconciliation,
5:30 p.m.; Mass, 6:30 p.m.
WORD OF LIFE CHURCH
950 School Rd. S.W.
Jim Hall, Pastor
Sun., July 14 — Worship, 9:30
a.m. and 6 p.m.
THE CHURCH OF JESUS
CHRIST OF LATTER DAY
770 School Rd.,
Sun., July 14 — Sunday
school, 10:50 a.m.-11:30 a.m.;
priesthood, relief society and pri-
mary, 11:40 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
20924 State Hwy. 7 W.,
Dr. Lee Allison, pastor
Sun., July 14 — Worship, 8:30
a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Wed., July 17 — Family night
activities, 6:30 p.m.
UNITED CHURCH OF
31 Fourth Ave. S.W.,
Sun., July 14 — Sunday
school, 9 a.m.; worship, 10:15
ST. PIUS X CHURCH
1014 Knight Ave.,
Anthony Stubeda, Pastor
Thurs., July 11 — Mass at
GRHS-LTC, 10:30 a.m.; cemetery
board, 6:30 p.m.; Sister Elizabeth
Gruenes’ 55th anniversary of or-
Fri., July 12 — Morning
prayer, 8 a.m.; Mass, 8:20 a.m.;
Spanish Mass, 5:30 p.m.
Sat., July 13 — Reconciliation,
4 p.m.; Mass, 5 p.m.
Sun., July 14 — Mass, 9:30
a.m.; Spanish Mass, 11:30 a.m.;
baptisms, 2:30 p.m.; Mass at Holy
Family, Silver Lake, 8 p.m.
Mon., July 15 — No Mass; Re-
gion 6 board meeting in Watkins,
Tues., July 16 — Morning
prayer, 8 a.m.; Mass, 8:20 a.m.;
KC meeting, 7:30 p.m.
Wed., July 17 — Evening
prayer, 5:40 p.m.; Mass, 6 p.m.
1215 Roberts Rd. SW.,
Rick Stapleton, senior pastor
Adam Krumrie, worship pas-
Thurs., July 11 — Youth soft-
ball at Roberts Park, 1 p.m.; wor-
ship team practice, 6 p.m.; men’s
softball, 6:30 p.m.
Sun., July 14 — Worship, 9
a.m. and 10:30 a.m.; adult growth
groups and Sunday school, 9 a.m.
Tues., July 16 — Mega Sports
Camp training, 6 p.m.; women’s
growth groups, 8:15 p.m.
Wed., July 17 — Students of
Shalom (SOS) middle and high
school youth groups, 6:30 p.m.;
Griefshare, 7 p.m.
77 Lincoln Ave.,
Bethany Nelson, pastor
Sun., July 14 — Worship, 9
a.m.; baby shower for Pastor
Bethany Nelson, 10:30 a.m.
Mon., July 15 — Bible study, 7
Wed., July 17 — Book club, 6
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Wall hanging donation for Cedar Crest
Degree of Honor Lodge No. 182 member
Dodie Chalupsky presented a check of
$100 to JoLen Bentz, activities director at
Cedar Crest of Silver Lake. Chalupsky re-
ceived the check from the Lodge for a wall
hanging she made for Cedar Crest. From
left to right are Degree of Honor members
Milton and Alice Carol Totusek, Bentz,
Donald Benz, Chalupsky, Bernie and
Laura Kaczmarek and Margaret Benz.
Degree of Honor donates to Cedar Crest
Degree of Honor Lodge No. 182 presented
a check for $100 to JoLen Bentz, activities
director at Cedar Crest of Silver Lake.
From left to right are Milton and Alice Carol
Totusek, Bentz, Donald and Margaret
Benz, Bernie and Laura Kaczmarek and
Peanut Butter Cup Crunch Brownies
1 box fudge brownie mix plus ingredients to
1/2 cup salted peanuts
8 peanut butter cups, chopped
1-1/2 cups milk chocolate chips
1-1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
1/2 tablespoon unsalted butter
1-1/2 cups Rice Krispies cereal
Prepare the brownies according to the directions
and bake for about 5 minutes less than the
recipe states. Remove from the oven and sprin-
kle the top with the peanuts and chopped peanut
butter cups. Return to the oven and bake for 5
additional minutes. While they are finishing
baking, melt the chocolate chips, peanut butter
and butter in a medium saucepan over medium-
low heat. Stir in the cereal to evenly coat. Re-
move the brownies from the oven and evenly
pour the chocolate and peanut butter mixture
over top. Spread to cover evenly. Refrigerate for
2 hours before cutting and serving. Store in an
airtight container in the refrigerator.
Chicken Enchilada Pasta
16 ounces dry pasta
2-3 chicken breasts, cooked and cubed or shred-
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 garlic cloves, finely minced
1 medium onion, diced
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced
1 can (4 ounces) diced green chilies
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1-1/2 cups salsa verde
1 cup red enchilada sauce
1 can large black olives, cut in half (optional)
1 cup sour cream
1-1/2 cups shredded cheese
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook the
pasta until tender; drain and set aside. While the
pasta is cooking, heat the oil in a large nonstick
skillet and add the onion. Cook for 2-3 minutes
until onion is translucent. Add the garlic and
jalapeno and cook for another 2 minutes, until
pepper is barely tender. Add the cooked
chicken, green chilies, spices, salsa verde, en-
chilada sauce and olives. Let the sauce simmer
for about 8-10 minutes. Add the sour cream and
cheese and heat through, until the cheese is
melted. Add the cooked pasta to the sauce and
toss to coat. Garnish with extra sour cream,
cheese, diced tomatoes, green onions or crushed
Coconut Lime Chicken
1-1/2 pounds boneless chicken breast
1/2 cup lime juice
3/4 cup coconut milk
2 teaspoons garlic, minced
1 teaspoon ground ginger
2 teaspoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
Combine all ingredients except chicken in a
large bowl. Place chicken in a dish and pour
marinade over chicken to coat well. Cover
tightly. Allow to marinate overnight or for at
least 12 hours. Preheat grill to medium high
heat. Grill for 8-9 minutes on each side, until
& Other Things
Hallahan receives award
Cortney Hallahan of Silver Lake received the chancel-
lor’s award for the spring 2013 semester at the University
of Wisconsin-Stout. Hallahan is majoring in business ad-
Muenchow named to honors
Nicole Muenchow of Silver Lake was named to the
2013 spring dean’s list at St. Cloud Technical and Com-
munity College. Muenchow is studying culinary arts.
Son born to Glencoe family
Charity Sturges and Brad Schlueter are proud to an-
nounce the birth of their son, Jaxon Lee Schlueter, on June
26, 2013, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. He is wel-
comed home by siblings Paige Sturges and Mackenzie
Sturges. Grandparents are Cathie Sturges of Glencoe,
Richard Sturges of Silver Lake and John Schlueter of Win-
Locals on St. Thomas list
Kyler Anderson of Glencoe and Samuel Helberg of Sil-
ver Lake were both named to the University of St. Thomas
spring semester dean’s list. Students must attain a grade-
point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale to be named to
the dean’s list.
The Buffalo Creek Water-
shed District (BCWD) will
have an open house Tuesday,
July 23, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30
p.m., in the district’s office lo-
cated in the Glencoe City Cen-
ter, 1107 E. 11th St. The
purpose of the meeting is to
encourage the public to help
identify priority issues to be
addressed in the district’s
water plan, which is currently
The BCWD also is holding
a photo contest. All photos
should be submitted in elec-
tronic format to mmrdc@
mmrdc.org or sent to the Mid-
Commission (333 Sixth Street
SW, Suite 2, Willmar MN
56201) by Thursday, Aug. 15.
Winners will be announced
at the BCWD Board of Man-
agers meeting Aug. 27, with
first-place ($100), second-
place ($50) and third-place
Please limit submissions to
photographs taken within the
Buffalo Creek Watershed Dis-
trict, which includes the com-
munities of Hector, Buffalo
Lake, Stewart, Brownton,
Glencoe, Plato and the numer-
ous townships located along
The photographer’s name
and contact information, along
with the date, time and loca-
tion of picture, must accom-
pany all submissions.
Preference will be given to im-
ages that show water features,
natural landscapes and people
interacting with nature.
For additional information
on the open house, water plan,
and/or for official photo con-
test rules, contact Matthew
Johnson, MMDC community
development director, by e-
mail at communityplan
firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone
at 320-235-8504, extension
BCWD sets open house for July 23
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Lake School Board
School Board Proceedings
Glencoe-Silver Lake, Minnesota
June 10, 2013
The School Board of Independent
School District #2859 met in regular
session on June 10, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.
in the Lincoln Meeting Room (Room
124). Vice Chair Alsleben called the
meeting to order. Members present:
VonBerge, Lindeman, Kuester, and
Alsleben. Board Chair Christianson
and Clerk Twiss were absent from the
meeting. Kuester served as clerk in
Director Twiss’ absence. In addition,
Superintendent Sonju; Business Man-
ager Sander; Principals Wang and
Sparby; Teachers Mike Sundblad,
Peter Gepson, and Randi Erlandson;
Student Trent Senske; Trap Shooting
Head Coach Doug Fegley; Technol-
ogy Staff Morris; and Superintend-
ent’s Secretary Peterson were in
The Pledge of Allegiance was re-
ments, and Reports: Announced the
next regular School Board meeting
will be on July 8th at 7:00 p.m. in the
Lincoln Meeting Room (Room 124)
or in the GSL High School Media
Center; Trap Shooting Coach Fegley
reported on his team’s 2nd place finish
in the Novice division of the State
Trap Shooting Meet; Alsleben ac-
knowledged the death of Elementary
Principal Butler’s father; Industrial
Technology Teacher Sundblad re-
ported on SuperMileage with Team
Member Senske contributing to the re -
port, and on Project Lead the Way;
Business Manager Sander reported to
the Board; Principals Wang, and
Sparby reported to the Board; Super-
intendent Sonju reported to the Board;
and a Committee report was given by
Alsleben. No action taken.
1. Public Input: None
2. VonBerge/Lindeman to approve
the agenda (4-0).
3. Kuester/Lindeman to approve
the consent agenda: May bills; regular
Board meeting minutes of May 13,
2013, and Special Board Meeting min-
utes of May 21, 2013; the hiring of
Migrant Summer School staff: Patty
Fleischacker, Program Coordinator;
Lori Moore, Lead Teacher; Wanda
Collins, Secondary Teacher; un filled
at this time, Secondary Teacher;
Amanda Peterson, Grades 7-8
Teacher; Kim Bender, Grades 4-5-6
Teacher; Melissa May-Helget, Grades
2-3 Teacher; Sarah Arandia, Grades
K-1 Teacher; Paraprofessionals: Zach
Otto-Fisher, Tyler Peterson, Linda
Matousek, Linda Urban, Mary Kohr;
Kelsey Bussler, Data En try Clerk; and
John McBride, Liaison/Interpreter;
Extended School Year (ESY) staff:
Teachers: Ahmi Buchtel, Mary Chris-
teson, and Doreen Metts; Paraprofes-
sionals: ECSE – Jean Horrmann,
Trisha Schilling (9 hours weekly due
to bus supervision), Angela Templin;
Helen Baker – Jennifer Brinkmann,
Lisa Eischens, Amy Lemke, Kathy
Lindback, Tyler Peterson (10.5 hours
weekly due to bus supervision); Lake-
side – Carrie LaMott, Kim Norling,
and Jennifer Wrasper; the transfers of:
Jason Schmitz, Special Ed Teacher at
GSL High School, to DCD Special Ed
Teacher at GSL High School; Saman-
tha Vollbrecht, Special Ed Teacher at
GSL High School, to ASD/LD Special
Ed Teacher at GSL High School; Ash-
ley Jans, EBD Teacher at Helen Baker,
to EBD Teacher at Lakeside; Kelly
Klima, EBD Teacher at Lakeside, to
EBD Teacher at Helen Baker; Angi
Grimes, 4th Grade Teacher at Lake-
side, to 2nd Grade Teacher at Helen
Baker; Lisa Tschimperle, 5th Grade
Teacher at Lakeside, to 2nd Grade
Teacher at Helen Baker.; Heather
Peirce, 1st Grade Teacher at Helen
Baker, to 4th Grade Teacher at Lake-
side; Tammy Schermann, 3rd Grade
Teacher at Lakeside, to 4th Grade
Teacher at Lakeside; Lori Moore, 2nd
Grade Teacher at Helen Baker, to 6th
Grade Teacher at Lakeside; the leave
request of Krystal Wendt, Kin der -
garten Teacher at Helen Baker Ele-
mentary School, for FMLA and
Family Leave from on or around Oc-
tober 11, 2013 to January 21, 2014 (4-
4. Lindeman/VonBerge to approve
the March 2014 Band and Choir Trip
from February 28 through March 4,
2014, to St. Louis, MO, and Memphis,
TN, for approximately 75 to 80 band
and choir students in grades 10
through 12 along with eight adults and
Music Teachers Gepson and Erland-
son. Cost of the trip will depend on the
number of students participating. Stu-
dents will have the opportunity to
fundraise through Northstar frozen
food sales from September 2013
through January 2014 (4-0).
5. Kuester/Alsleben to approve the
agreement with Service Employees
International Union Local 284, effec-
tive July 1, 2013, through June 30,
6. VonBerge/Lindeman to approve
the Fundraiser Report for the 2012-
2013 school year as presented (4-0).
7. VonBerge/Kuester to approve the
requests for Fundraisers to be held
during the 2013-2014 school year as
8. Lindeman/VonBerge to approve
the request of Elementary Principal
Bill Butler to increase Paraprofes-
sional hours for 2013-2014: Tina
Aguilar .25/day; Angela Becker,
.25/day; Lori Hatlestad, .5/day; Kathy
Lindback, .5/day; Kim Norling,
.25/day; Angelia Templin, 3/week;
Amy Thomas, .75/day; Linda Urban,
.5/day; Jen Wraspir, .25/day; and
Tianna Weiss, 6.5/week (4-0).
9. Kuester/Lindeman to place a .10
FTE portion of Social Studies Teacher
Brea Wiblemo’s position on un -
requested leave of absence at the end
of the 2012-2013 school year (4-0).
10. VonBerge/Alsleben to approve
the health and safety budget as pre-
sented in order to qualify for health
and safety revenue and to approve
Policy 725 – Health and Safety as it
11. VonBerge/Lindeman to accept
the quote from Hanover Insurance for
property and liability insurance in the
amount of $72,312.95 and from SFM
for workers’ comp insurance in the
amount of $45,979 (SFM was not the
low bidder, but it was Ms. Sanders’
recommendation to con tinue working
with them because of their excellent
customer service) (4-0).
12. Kuester/Alsleben to adopt the
following policies: 101 Legal Status of
the School District; 101.1 Name of the
School District; 102 Equal Education
Opportunity; 103 Complaints - Stu-
dents, Employees, Parents Other Per-
13. VonBerge/Lindeman to approve
the meal prices for the 2013-2014
school year as listed: milk - .40 –– no
increase; kindergarten milk –
$11.00/year – no increase; grades 1-6
milk – $25.00/half year or $50.00 full
year – no increase; snack cart – grades
1-6 – $29.00/half year or $58.00 full
year – increase of $2.00; Lunch – K-
6 – $2.20 – increase of $.10, 7-12 –
$2.40 – increase of $.10, adult – $3.40
– increase of $.10; continue with free
14. At the May 13th meeting, Su-
perintendent Sonju and Business Man-
ager Sander presented the
administration’s school plan for the
2013-2014 school year, which in-
cludes the following program
changes: additional 1st grade section;
RtI Specialist (shared with high
school), integrate iPads at 5th and 6th
grades, reduction of .10 FTE Social
Studies, reduction of .14 FTE Science,
reduction of .05 FTE FACS, expand
ICU to 9th grade – additional Parapro-
fessional for grades 7-9.
Lindeman/VonBerge to approve the
school plan as presented for the 2013-
2014 school year (1-3, Lindeman in
favor; Kuester, VonBerge, and Al-
Alsleben to approve the school plan
for 2013-2014 with the RtI Specialist
position removed from the list. Direc-
tor Kuester seconded (4-0).
15. Kuester/Alsleben to approve re -
vising the 2012-2013 budget as pre -
16. Lindeman/Kuester to approve
the preliminary 2013-2014 budget (4-
17. Kuester/Lindeman to approve
the Field House Advisory Board and
Director Tina Schauer’s request to
change the Field House membership
fees as proposed (4-0).
18. Kuester/Alsleben to approve
the parent/student handbooks for the
2013-2014 school year (4-0).
19. VonBerge/Alsleben to accept
Alte r nate #2 (computer room remod-
eling) from Black and Dew in the
amount of $72,000 for the GSL Early
Childhood Learning Center (4-0).
20. The School Board will be con-
ducting a formal evaluation of Super-
intendent Sonju. An evaluation report
will be made by the Personnel Com-
mittee (Christianson and Twiss) at the
July 8th Board meeting. No School
Board action taken.
21. Lindeman/VonBerge to accept
the donations from the following
groups and/or individuals with appre-
ciation: GFWC of Silver Lake,
McLeod County United Way, and
Plato American Legion Post #641 (4-
22. VonBerge/Alsleben to adjourn
at 10:01 p.m. (4-0).
23. Complete minutes and all doc-
uments relating to this meeting are on
file and available for review at the Su-
perintendent’s Office, 1621 East 16th
School District #2859
By: Anne Twiss, Board Clerk
These minutes are unofficial until
approved by School Board action.
(Published in the Silver Lake
Leader July 11, 2013)
Glencoe, Minnesota 55336
FUEL BID NOTICE
The School Board of Glencoe-Sil-
ver Lake School District #2859 will
receive sealed bids for the fuel needed
for its Bus Fleet and Schools for the
period from August 1, 2013 to July 31,
2014 as set forth in the specifications
that are available in the Glencoe-Sil-
ver Lake District Office, 1621 E. 16th
Street, Glencoe, MN 55336. Bids
should be sent to the attention of
Michelle Sander, Business Manager,
marked on the outside of the envelope
“Petroleum Bid Proposal.”
All bids must be received in the
District Office no later than 12:00
p.m., Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at
which time bids will be publicly
opened and tabulated.
Consideration of the bids by the
School Board will occur at their regu-
lar meeting to be held on August 12,
The School Board reserves the right
to accept or reject any or all bids and
to waive any informalities therein.
Anne Twiss, Clerk
School District #2859
(Published in the Silver Lake
Leader July 11 & 18, 2013)
Silver Lake City Council
July 15, 2013
Call to order:
1. Approve minutes of the June 17, 2013, and July 1,
2. Approve payroll Nos. 13, 14 and June ambulance.
3. Claims to be paid:
1. Update on Grove Avenue/CSAH 2 project.
2. Review pump repair estimate.
1. One-day on-sale liquor license application for Amer-
cian Legion on Aug. 4, 2013.
2. Request for hire of full-time bartender at MLS.
1. Liquor Store
2. Public Safety
3. Public Works
4. Community Development
The Cokato Museum an-
nounces the opening on Tues-
day, July 9, of its newest
temporary display, “From Edi-
son to iPod: Listen to the
This display looks at the
progression of how many peo-
ple make and enjoy music
through a variety of media.
As the display title notes,
you can literally find items
ranging from an early Edison
cylinder phonograph to an
iPod. Also featured are a vari-
ety of radios, stereos and other
There were a number of
local businesses that sold elec-
tronics. Ads from many of
those places were copied and
when prices are noted, the mu-
seum added what the item
would cost in 2013 dollars.
Musical instruments are
also seen in the display, rang-
ing from fiddles to banjos to a
drum set. There are also refer-
ences to some of the many
local bands that audiences
have enjoyed over the years.
If residents have radios,
stereos and even early genera-
tion portable listening devices
they are looking to part with,
along with memorabilia from
local bands, the museum is al-
ways looking for donations.
For more information,
please contact the museum at
320-286-2427, on the web at
www.cokato.mn.us, or check
out its Facebook page.
The Cokato Museum is a
cooperative effort of the city
of Cokato and the Cokato His-
Cokato Museum will
start new display July 9;
focus will be on music
We’ll continue in our normal summer weather pattern as
we cool off early in the week but warm back up again for
the weekend. Things got very warm and muggy toward the
end of last week into early this week, but a cold front that
moved through Tuesday should have cooled us off (hope-
fully without big storms).
Highs mid-week will fall back toward the 80-degree
mark with slightly less moisture (humidity). We start
warming as we approach the weekend, though, as more
warm/muggy air comes at us from the south. Highs this
weekend will be dependent on how much sun we see but
we could go well into the 80s once again. In terms of rain,
the middle portion of the week will be dry with increasing
chances of rain/thunder late Friday into Saturday. Saturday
day looks fine with perhaps more thunder at night and a
better chance of rain late Sunday into Monday. All in all,
another mostly nice Minnesota summer week; have a great
mid-July week (slow down, summer!)
Ma dobry weekendem Mit dobry vikend
Wednesday night — Lows 58-64; clear
Thursday — Highs 78-84, lows 61-67; clear
Friday — Highs 79-85, lows 63-69; daytime clear/
evening, night thunder
Saturday — Highs 84-90, lows 64-70; partly cloudy/
Sunday — Highs 82-88; partly cloudy/scattered thunder
Weather Quiz: If you cut open large hailstones there are
layers like rings of a tree, why is this?
Answer to last week’s question: Typically, yes. It’s been
a slightly odd year in terms of severe weather for us. We
have seen our fair share, don’t get me wrong, but it’s been
more of the severe rainfall variety. Tornadoes have been
almost non-existent in our neck of the woods, which has
more to do with us just being in the wrong type of pattern.
We’re definitely not out of the woods yet, though, as there’s
plenty of summer to go.
Remember: I make the forecast, not the weather!
By Jake Yurek
Reggie and Debbie Krueger
of Watertown and John and
Beth Hostetter of Pennsylva-
nia wish to announce the en-
gagement of their children,
Julia Krueger and Nathanael
Grandparents of the couple
are Glen and Doris Wraspir of
Silver Lake and Harold and
the late JoAnn Krueger of
The couple will be married
Saturday, Aug. 10, at the Wa-
tertown Evangelic Free
Joseph Stein’s “Fiddler on
the Roof” will take the stage at
the Howard Lake-Waverly-
Winsted High School Laker
Theater, presented by the
sted Community Theatre.
The cast of this beloved mu-
sical is comprised of 58 play-
ers from the surrounding area.
Showtimes are Friday, July
12, and Saturday, July 13, at
7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, July
14, at 4 p.m. Reserved ticket
prices are available, and gen-
eral admission tickets are
available at the door. For ad-
vanced ticket reservations, call
HLWW Community Educa-
Rich in historical and ethnic
detail, “Fiddler on the Roof”
has touched audiences around
the world with its humor,
warmth and honesty. The uni-
versal tale of Tevye the milk-
man, his wife Golde, and their
five daughters is one of the
great American musicals.
It will make you laugh out
loud and move you to tears,
featuring the songs you love,
including “If I Were a Rich
Man,” “Sunrise, Sunset,”
“Matchmaker,” “Far From the
Home I Love” and “Tradi-
This activity is made possi-
ble by the voters of Minnesota
through a grant from the Cen-
tral Minnesota Arts Board,
thanks to a legislative appro-
priation from the arts and cul-
tural heritage fund.
‘Fiddler on the Roof’ set July 12-14 at HLWW
To better serve student ath-
letes in the area, Glencoe Re-
gional Health Services will
offer athletic physicals at a re-
duced rate of $50 this summer.
The Minnesota State High
School League requires that all
student athletes have a physi-
cal examination within the
previous three years to be eli-
gible for sports. For most stu-
dents, this means having a
physical when entering the
seventh and 10th grades.
The special athletic physical
clinics will held at the Glencoe
Clinic on Thursday, July 11,
and Monday, July 22, from 4
p.m. until 6 p.m.
Students need to bring their
completed and signed Min-
nesota State High School
League form with them the
day of the clinic. Physicals
cannot be performed without a
parent’s signature. Forms are
available at area schools or on-
line at www.mshsl.org.
Payment is due at the time
of service and insurance will
not be billed for these special
rate physicals. Individuals
who would like to use their
health insurance or who are
using Medical Assistance
should make an appointment
with their primary health care
Appointments are required
for these special clinics. To
schedule an appointment, call
the GRHS appointment sched-
uling line at 320-864-7816 or
GSL sports physicals offered at GRHS July 11, July 22
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any con di tion, make or mod el. We
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and ready to learn the trade (expe-
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and wind ows, paint ing, sheet rock ing,
tex tur iz ing or any minor re pairs in side
or out side. Will also do clean ing of
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Pack age in cludes 2 seats. 5, 10 or
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more in for ma tion.
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con di tion, ti tle or no ti tle, Hon da,
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BUY ING JUNK BAT TER IES
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units, lock er and pool wire bas kets,
wood & metal piec es with lots of
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such as metal racks, stools, work -
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like cor bels and stain glass wind -
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you call us first! We are lo cal. (612)
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www.red doorken nel.org.
Arlington. 3 Bedroom, 1-3/4 bath,
house, fireplace, large family room,
double garage, corner lot. (507)
380-7675 for more details.
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con di tion er. On-site laun dry facil i -
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with elec tri cal out lets. Pet friend ly.
2BR ground floor apart ment avail -
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wa ter, heat, gar bage. Call (320)
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2BR house with ga rage for rent in
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ga rage for rent in Ren ville. Call
4BR, 2BA Plato farmhouse & barn.
No smoke/indoor pets. $1,450/mo.
+ util. (612) 562-6608.
Want to rent farm land for 2014 and
beyond. (320) 510-1604.
Young farmer looking for land to
rent for 2014 and beyond. Compet-
itive rates and references available.
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Until recent years, the March food drive
would keep shelves at the McLeod
Emergency Food Shelf stocked until
well into fall. However, increased use
has depleted supplies, as Director Mari-
etta Neumann shows above, and the
Food Shelf is seeking a matching grant
from Open Your Hearts for the Hungry
and Homeless, which will match local
donations made to the Food Shelf dur-
McLeod Emergency Food Shelf’s July drive under way
By Lori Copler
he McLeod Emer-
gency Food Shelf —
as always — is look-
ing for donations: not just to
fill depleted shelves, but to
take advantage of a unique
Marietta Neumann, Food
Shelf director, said Friday
that the agency is seeking a
matching grant through Open
Your Heart for the Hungry
and Homeless program.
“The amount we could
qualify will be based on what
we collect throughout the
month of July,” said Neu-
Each pound of food do-
nated will be considered at a
value of $1, said Neumann.
Open Your Heart also will
match monetary donations.
The McLeod Emergency
Food Shelf needs to raise at
least $250 in cash and food
equivalents to qualify for the
grant. Donations from Holy
Family in Winsted and an
anonymous donation have
put the Food Shelf past that
Neumann said that she
would like to qualify for as
much in the grant match as
possible, because usage at the
Food Shelf has grown dra-
matically in recent months,
dwindling the stock on the
shelves and forcing the Food
Shelf to dip into its reserve
funds to replenish them.
Neumann said the Food
Shelf used to be able to rely
on the March food drive —
with a match from Minnesota
FoodShare — to carry the
Food Shelf through until the
season, which usually sparks
local organizations to trick-
or-treat for food or provide
Not any more.
In 2012, the Food Shelf
served 4,703 households, as
compared to 3,111 two years
earlier, in 2010.
More recently, in June of
this year, the Food Shelf
served 386 households. From
Monday, July 1, through
Wednesday, July 3, at noon, it
had served 89 families, Neu-
And she said a Food Shelf
board member pointed out an
interesting statistic — in
2012, the Food Shelf served
14,200 people. The popula-
tion in Hutchinson is 14,100.
“It’s as if we had served
every single citizen in
Hutchinson,” said Neumann,
“at a rate of 30 pounds of
food per person.”
In fact, the need for food
has grown so great that the
McLeod Emergency Food
Shelf’s Hutchinson site is
planning to move into larger
quarters by Sept. 1.
Neumann is hoping resi-
dents and businesses will
come through with donations
in July so she can use the
grant to restock the shelves
and continue to serve an in-
creasing population of hun-
“Right now, we’re really,
really in need of help,” said
Neumann. “What we had
from our March food drive
has been used up.”
But she also acknowledged
that when people are aware
of the Food Shelf’s needs,
they are quick to come for-
She cited an instance that
occurred the week before.
After a radio interview, a sta-
tion staffer told Neumann
that someone had heard Neu-
mann on the radio and was on
the way in to see her.
The person arrived at the
station and handed Neumann
“She hurried up to the sta-
tion to give me that $40,”
said Neumann. “She had just
gotten paid, and that $40 was
all she had in her billfold, but
she wanted to help.”
And Neumann is quick to
point out that little of what is
collected goes toward the
Food Shelf’s operational
costs — 94 cents of every $1
collected goes back into
stocking the shelfs.
And what is collected is for
our neighbors and friends,
“It’s strictly to help people
in our county — it doesn’t go
out of that state, and it
doesn’t go out of the county,”
The McLeod Emergency
Food Shelf has two sites. The
Glencoe site is located at 808
E 12th St., and its phone
number is 320-864-2088, and
it is open weekday mornings,
9 a.m. to noon. The Hutchin-
son location is 105 Second
Ave. SW, and its phone num-
ber is 320-587-4796. It also is
open weekday mornings.
The Senior LinkAge Line®
has trained specialists and vol-
unteers available in your area
to help answer your questions
and simplify your life.
Specialists and volunteers
can provide assistance with
Medicare, supplemental insur-
ance, long-term care insur-
ance, Medicare savings
programs, prescription drugs,
forms assistance and much
The outreach site in your
area is at the Hutchinson Event
Center. A trained specialist is
available the last Tuesday of
each month from 10 a.m. to
noon in Hutchinson.
You may also contact the
Senior Linkage Line® at 1-
800-333-2433, if you need to
schedule help with a specialist
or volunteer at a different time
The Senior Linkage Line®
is a service of the Minnesota
Board on Aging and the Min-
nesota River Area Agency on
Free health insurance counseling for seniors
Summer is here, but it’s
time to think about preschool
if you want your child to at-
tend in the fall.
Most of the early childhood
programs in the Glencoe-Sil-
ver Lake School District hold
open houses and registration in
the spring for the next fall. If
you missed the opportunity in
the spring, there are still open-
ings in the GSL School Readi-
ness Preschool for fall. Tuition
is charged on a sliding fee
basis depending upon income.
There is a transportation op-
tion for children in the school
district. Children must be 3-5
years old by Sept. 1 and be toi-
let trained. If you would like
more information, please con-
tact ECFE at 320-864-2681.
What’s new? GSL ECFE
and School Readiness have
moved! You can find them at
Lincoln School Rooms 124
and 201 until their new home
in the GSL Early Childhood
Center is completed towards
the end of December. Watch
our progress by cruising by
Lincoln from time to time this
summer. Watch the newspaper
or like us on Facebook to get
information about our pre-
school drop-in day coming
Time to think fall ECFE registrations
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